Electric vehicle (EV) drivers in the Trois-Rivières region of Quebec will soon have more locations to plug in and charge their EVs.
The Government of Canada announced this morning an investment of $435,000 to install 40 new EV charging stations throughout the region.
Of that, $245,000 will be going to Roulez Électrique for the ‘Electric Avenue’ project which will see the installation of 20 EV chargers for employees and light-duty vehicle users at several Trois-Rivières businesses.
With an additional $322,000 from Roulez Électrique and Innovation et Développement économique Trois-Rivières the total project cost is $567,000.
Additionally the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR) received $190,000 to install 20 EV chargers throughout the University’s campus. The UQTR is also contributing $361,000 to this project, for a total project cost of $551,000.
Construction is expected to begin soon and all chargers will be available for public use by winter 2022.
Government funding for both project is provided through Canada’s Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program which has provided over $1 billion towards EV incentives and expanding the country’s coast-to-coast EV charging network.